Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tulip Time

Iowa is special.  
I think if you've lived here for more than a week, you have that figured out.  
This is one of those things that makes Iowa special.

The Pella Tulip Festival 
is May 5th,6th & 7th
If you've never been, you absolutely must.  
There's a festival with beautiful photo-ops, parades, stage performances, a Dutch market, and different shows.
It is so much awesomer than it sounds.

For times and directions, check the website.
See you there!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Swimming Pool Pass!

Hey Ladies---

Just thought I'd sent out a quick note. Low income swimming passes are available now! I believe
(I haven't purchased mine yet) they are $10 for the whole summer to a few aquatic places. Anyway, the information you need to bring to obtain one is the last 3 months proof of income and a letter/mail sent to your home with your name on it for proof of residency. You must also live in West Des Moines. . .

They are open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8am - 3 pm and the number to call for an address is 515-222-3660. They are located in the Historic Valley Junction area.

Happy Swimming!!
(Whenever it starts to warm up again. . . )

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's Beginning to look a lot like...

(And isn't it awesome!?)

Here's what you can do to celebrate Easter in the great West des Moines area.  

Go to the mall.  I know, I know.  You went to the mall every day all winter.  (Or was that just me...?)  But this time, the Easter Bunny will be there!
Valley West Mall has the Easter Bunny and the Easter train currently running all day from 10 to 5.  
The train costs $1 per child and parents can ride free with little ones.  This mall also has a little play area, Gymboree, Children's Place, and Baby Gap (right by the train area.)  And there is a toy store that you should stop by if your children like toys.  We spent 50 minutes there yesterday playing with plastic animals.

Go to the school.  DMU will have the Easter bunny, arts and crafts, egg dying and an Egg hunt.  
Can I get a "heck yea?"  
Thursday from 4-5:30.  
Be there.

The 3rd Annual Maple Grove/Everyone Else Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday at 11 am at Wildwood Park in Clive.  Bring 10 filled eggs for each child you have that will be participating in the Egg Hunt and come for a good time with friends!

Did I forget anything!? 
If you know of something fun that I missed, please post it!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


There are several things I am trying to get rid of before we move. If you are interested come and get them, everything posted below is free.

 I have two of these, the other is rectangle shaped. These work great for protecting your carpet under your table.
Never been used spice rack.

Size 6 1/2 women's boots, I wore them twice I think.

I am also selling some of my toys on craigslist (Parents choice Bristol Blocks, toy dinosaurs, Talking Buzz Lightyear, and a Car Mat) if you are interested in knowing how much they cost let me know or you can tell me how you can pay and that is great too.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Easter is Around the Corner!!!

Waukee Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 23rd Waukee Parks & Recreation Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held this year on Saturday, April 23 in Centennial Park at 10 a.m. Rain or shine. Age groups are as follows: under 4; 5-7; & 8-10.

United Methodist West Des Moines Easter Egg Hunt: Join us on Saturday, April 16th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Valley United Methodist Church, 42nd and Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265 for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt with snacks and crafts to follow. Don't miss this! For all ages but especially toddlers through 4th grade! Outside on the church grounds if weather permitting/inside if inclement weather! Address: Valley United Methodist Church 4201 Ashworth RdWest Des Moines, IA 50265

Living History Farms: Family Easter PartySaturday, April 23, 9am – 1pmFun for the entire family including: toy hunts, preschool Bunnyland, live rabbit exhibits, barnyard animal walk, horse and wagon rides, traditional games and egg decorating. Townsfolk will open their doors for spring visitors in the town of Walnut Hill. Free pop and popcorn for all, free steak and egg wrap for the first 1,000 visitors.Price: $5.50/person, $5.00 LHF members and pre-sold groups of 10 or more.

West Des Moines Easter Egg Hunt: The Waveland Park Neighborhood Association is planning its Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 23, at the Hubbell Elementary School playground, 800 42nd St., and in the Roosevelt High School baseball field. The event is for children 10 and younger. Volunteers will direct kids to one of three areas based on their ages. Prizes will include candy and donations from local businesses and attractions. Participants will be limited to 10 eggs, and they should bring a bag or basket. The Easter Bunny also will be available to greet participants. Volunteers are needed for planning as well as during the hunt. There are probably even more, but we usually just go to the Waukee one. We've always had fun!!